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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,475 miles

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1996 Chrysler Concorde steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chrysler Concorde Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 112006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the vehicle's front end rattled and shook at various speeds. The dealership determined the front tie rod ends and bushings needed to be replaced for the third time in three years. The first time in August 2003, the passenger side wheel fell off. The second time in June 2004, the front end rattled and shook. Each time the dealership determined the front tie rod ends and bushings needed to be replaced.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #14

Jul 202006

Concorde

  • miles
1996 Chrysler Concorde left front tire and rim detached from vehicle. All the lug nuts were torn off. The consumer stated the tie rod had been replaced recently.

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 222006

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,130 miles
After hitting bump in road 96 Chrysler Concorde started shaking violently and was difficult to control. Upon inspection the inner tie rod bushing was missing. This could have resulted in a crash.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #12

Jun 152004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact had the inner tie rod replaced four times. Several repair shops and other vehicle owners told her this was not a good car. Talso, he rack and pinion was not working properly, and the driver's side tire will not turn.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #11

Aug 012004

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
First it was the rack & pinion going out on my 1996 Chrysler Concorde. Chrysler did replace under warranty. Now the tie-rods have failed - not covered under Chrysler's extended warranty.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #10

Apr 012000

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Well as I can tell this is a wide spread problem the rack and pinion, bushings and steering gear failure and tie rod ends. My concord has had a clunk grinding sound for sometime in the steering and now the car is beginning to not turn when I turn the steering wheel. Not every one has a $1000 to $2000 to get this fixed what will it take to get Chrysler to fix the problem a school bus full of children getting hit buy one of the many Chrysler cars with the same steering problem on the road. Please help before someone gets killed if not already.

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #9

Jun 212003

Concorde 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering is very bad. Pulls to the left. Rack and pinion bushings bad, as well as a tie rod. Usually makes a popping noise when turning. Engine cooling system has malfunctioned. Continues to overheat. Replaced water pump twice as well as thermostat. ABS light continues to come on. Brakes are very bad. I've replaced them numerous times.

- Allen, MI, USA

problem #8

May 142001

(reported on)

Concorde

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rack and pinion bushings are worn out and tie rods are gone. Dealer has inspected, and will repair vehicle at owner's expense.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012000

Concorde

  • miles
The complete steering mechanism and rod had to be replaced, the rod needed replacement a second time. Nlm

- Mc Lean, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 312000

Concorde

  • miles
We purchased this car new. It has always had alignment problems which were reported to the dealership. We finally decided to live with the problem because we got tired of no service. In Oct of 2000 we had both inner tie rod ends and the left outer tie rod end replaced. The rack assembly was never addressed in this repair. As stated earlier we have complained about the steering. I have seen many complaints on your web site for the same problems. Will people have to be injured before Chrysler accepts responsibility for their poor design.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 152000

Concorde

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Since we bought this vehicle we have had problems with the steering. I am on the fourth power steering pump. The inner tie rod end where about to fall out all of a sudden when my wife was driving which could have caused a bad accident. The steering started hanging up here lately and the shop found the rack and pinion bad. Now you can't tell me that there is not a problem with the front end on this car! last week the dipstick broke off in the tub. This is the second time this happens. The first time the car was still under warrant and they replaced it. These items should not be going out on a car no older than this car is. I reported this to Chrysler and they don't seem to care or stand behind their product. Your help would be greatly appreciated. I am having to spend a lot of money and am inconvienced. This is not fair to the consumer.

- Mamou, LA, USA

problem #4

Sep 072000

(reported on)

Concorde

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The inner tie rods, bushings and the steering gear failed causing extreme vibrations while driving.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 142000

(reported on)

Concorde

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Because vehicle would wander all over the road while drivng at any speed, it was taken to dealership. At the dealership, both tie rod ends were replaced. One of tie rod bushing was gone, and the other bushing was worn out. The owner of the vehicle states that it is unusual for the tie rod to wear prematurely and thinks it is a defect in the front end that caused it.

- Mamou, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 262000

(reported on)

Concorde

  • miles
Toe rods replaced.

- Saint Aman, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 161999

Concorde

  • miles
Replaced both outer sway bar links, replaced right outer tie rod end and sleeve.

- West Allis, WI, USA

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